Strange things are happening at Amazon. The streaming service has given a series commitment to Paper Girls, a drama based on Brian K. Vaughan’s popular graphic novel about four time-traveling, newspaper-delivering 12-year-old girls, our sister site Deadline reports.
Nearly 30 issues of the sci-fi saga, illustrated by Cliff Chiang, have been released since Oct. 2015. The series’ (simplified) synopsis is as follows: “In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.”
Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4) is set to write the project, executive-producing alongside Vaughan and Plan B.
Paper Girls is one of several supernatural projects coming to Amazon in the near future. Along with the Lord of the Rings adaptation — on which Folsom is a consulting producer — the streamer is also bringing us Carnival Row (starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne), as well as a series based on Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time novels.
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